April 8 – Lucy Skaer is a Scottish artist known for the investigative and diverse character of her practice, utilizing a range of media and disciplines including drawing, sculpture, and filmmaking to create multilayered work that oscillates between the symbolic and the documentary. In addition to her own work, Skaer cofounded the group Henry VIII’s Wives in 1997 and has collaborated with artist Rosalind Nashashibi since 2005. Skaer’s individual work in the recent solo exhibition Exit, Voice and Loyalty at Tramway in Glasgow is described as alluding “to a time outside of our direct frame of reference, incorporating archaic processes and ancient objects. . . . Skaer abstracts such real objects [as rare hardwoods, precious metals, and the worn steps from the house where she grew up] into sculptural forms and symbols, removing them from their original context, and scrambling and unpicking their narrative associations. In doing so she reveals their intrinsic material nature and the ways in which language, meaning and value migrate over time.” Appropriately recognized for her thoughtful and rigorous approach to art, Skaer was shortlisted for the 2003 Beck’s Futures art prize, was a finalist for the 2009 Turner Prize, and represented Scotland in the 50th as well as the 52nd Venice Biennale. For this Tuesday Evenings presentation, Lucy Skaer focuses on her exhibitions from the past three years, concentrating specifically on her tactic of transforming and evolving individual works over time and exhibiting them in different forms.
Lucy Skaer, Courtesy of Yale Union. Installation image: MONDAY 8.4.13, TUESDAY 9.4.13, WEDNESDAY 10.4.13, THURSDAY 11.4.13, FRIDAY 12.4.13, SATURDAY 13.4.13, SUNDAY 14.4.13, MONDAY 15.4.13, TUESDAY 16.4.13, WEDNESDAY 17.4.13, THURSDAY 18.4.13, FRIDAY 19.4.13, SATURDAY 20.4.13, SUNDAY 21.4.13, MONDAY 22.4.13. July 19–September 12, 2013
Tuesday Evenings at the Modern
This popular series of lectures and presentations by artists, architects, historians, and critics is free and open to the public each Tuesday from February 4 through April 8. Lectures begin at 7 pm in the Museum’s auditorium. Seating begins at 6:30 pm and is limited to 250; a live broadcast of the presentations is shown in Café Modern for any additional guests. Free admission tickets (limit two) are available at the Modern’s information desk beginning at 5 pm on the day of the lecture. The Museum galleries remain open until 7 pm on Tuesday evenings during the series.
Café Modern serves cocktails, salads, and appetizers on Tuesday nights during the lecture series.